Poetry Corner: Faded Passport Photograph


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Faded Passport Photograph

Oma – my grandmother

by Joanne Troppello

I hold the small paper square in my hand,

old and faded, gray and white.

Her image stands out of the background,

youthful energy radiates

from eyes of hope.

The photograph is old without a glossy

finish, feeling as thin as paper.

To see my grandmother

as a young woman gives me pause,

wondering what it would

have been like to know her then,

a young married woman

in her thirties,

the mother of my mom.

© Joanne Troppello

About the Poet

Joanne Troppello at Mustard Seed Sentinel

Joanne Troppello is an author, writer, and poet. She is the publisher of the online Christian lifestyle magazine, Mustard Seed Sentinel.


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